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#MFGday17 trends on Twitter and CA shows off its MFG chops

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Oct. 10, 2017

More than 190 California manufacturers and career technical institutions opened their doors on Friday, October 6th to celebrate the National Association of Manufacturers’ sixth annual Manufacturing Day (MFG Day). The day was such a success that the  #MFGday17 hashtag trended all day long on Twitter's top ten. The celebration is designed to show that 21st century manufacturing is a high-skilled, sleek and technology-driven industry that offers high-wage jobs that fuel the economy.

“California manufacturers offer tremendous opportunities for growth in middle class careers for Californians who may not have a four-year college degree,” said Dorothy Rothrock, president of the California Manufacturers & Technology Association. “We also hope that people take note of all the workers, entrepreneurs and small manufacturers in the supply chain that stimulate growth and create an economic ripple effect throughout all sectors of local economies.”

Manufacturers are major employers, property owners and taxpayers, bolstering all aspects of the communities in which they are located – economic growth, charitable giving, quality of life, educational development and overall public health.

This year 11 CMTA members opened their doors as part of the many California events and CMTA staff dispatched across the state to participate:

  • Ace Clearwater
  • Alom
  • Betts
  • Bishop Wisecarver
  • Caltronics
  • InTech  (A California Steel sponsored institution)
  • International Paper
  • Northrop Grumman (multiple locations)
  • The Dow Chemical Company
  • Transfer Flow
  • USS-POSCO
  • You can see all the California events HERE.

 

CMTA also celebrated its two newest Champion companies this MFG Day. They are both breaking down barriers to teaching new skills and investing in California’s future by training workers in the highly skilled and vital world of precision CNC machining:

  • Western Saw in Oxnard 
  • TITANS of CNC in Rocklin 

Link to articles on both Champion companies HERE.

Manufacturers face many roadblocks, but most say the lack of a skilled workforce is their largest hurdle.

A recent report from the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte shows that over the next decade, nearly three and a half million manufacturing jobs likely need to be filled and the skills gap is expected to result in 2 million of those jobs going unfilled. More than 10,000 new machinists alone will be needed in California, according to a recent report by California’s Labor Market Information Department. That report indicates that there will be tens of thousands of new job openings among hundreds of specific manufacturing occupations over the next seven years. A talent shortage threatens manufacturers’ ability to innovate, create jobs and compete in the global marketplace.

For that reason MFG Day is growing every year.

If you filmed an event and would like CMTA to include a portion of it in our 2017 MFG Day video montage, please send to Teresa Kent at tkent@cmta.net.





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Nine CMTA members headline 187 CA MFG Day events

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Sept. 25, 2017

There are 187 registered California events for this year's Manufactuirng Day on Oct. 6  (updated from 94 last week).  CMTA is proud to announce that nine CMTA members will be opening their doors and headlining this year's big day. Those members include:

  • Ace Clearwater 
  • Alom 
  • Betts 
  • Bishop Wisecarver 
  • InTech (A California Steelsupported  institution of course) 
  • International Paper 
  • Dow Chemical 
  • Transfer Flow 
  • USS-POSCO

MAKE SURE YOU OPEN YOUR FACILITIES FOR "MFGDay" ON OCTOBER 6, 2017 so California can reach 200 events this year. YOU CAN REGISTER AN EVENT HERE.

 

Check out the more than 30 MFG videos you can use to engage your audience, co-workers, and colleagues as we near the target date.

Here are a few particularly spectacular videos:

If you’re curious about your options for hosting an event or how you can make MFG DAY work for your company, Go HERE.

 





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Update: MFG Day up to 94 CA events now!

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Aug. 28, 2017

There are now 94 California events registered so far for MFGDay 2017.  (updated from 77 last week)

MAKE SURE YOU OPEN YOUR FACILITIES FOR "MFGDay" ON OCTOBER 6, 2017 so California can eclipse last year's 180 total. REGISTER AN EVENT HERE.

 

Check out the more than 30 MFG videos you can use to engage your audience, co-workers, and colleagues as we near the target date.

Here are a few particularly spectacular videos:

If you’re curious about what your options are for hosting an event, how to get people to your event, or how you can make MFG DAY work for your company, Go HERE.

 

 




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CA can lead the Nation this MFG Day - Oct. 6

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on Aug. 21, 2017

If you’ve visited mfgday.com lately, you may have noticed that the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) has taken charge of Manufacturing Day, giving it a renewed energy and focus as the national celebration heads into its sixth year.

OPEN YOUR FACILITIES FOR "MFGDay" ON OCTOBER 6, 2017. REGISTER AN EVENT HERE.

Manufacturing in the United States faces all sorts of roadblocks, but many manufacturers say the lack of a skilled workforce is their largest hurdle. A recent report from the Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte shows that over the next decade, nearly three and a half million manufacturing jobs likely need to be filled and the skills gap is expected to result in 2 million of those jobs going unfilled. Manufacturing is not just critical to the U.S. and California economy -- it is also a way of life and an integral component of our national identity. This talent shortage threatens manufacturers’ ability to innovate, create jobs and compete in the global marketplace.

That is why CMTA is supporting the sixth annual Manufacturing Day on Friday, October 6, 2017. Manufacturing Day is a national event where manufacturers in the U.S. open their doors to show that 21st century manufacturing is a high-skilled, sleek, technology-driven industry that offers good-paying jobs and fuels the economy. Manufacturing Day is the perfect time to draw attention to the outstanding opportunities that a manufacturing career can provide and give future talent firsthand experience with the real world of manufacturing.

Last year, more than 2,800 events were held in all 50 states. CMTA was proud that California manufacturers hosted more than 180 of those events, eclipsing our 2015 number of 120. CMTA participated by attending events and honoring our 2016 Champions Betts Spring, and this year we intend to announce another Manufacturing Champion, maybe two!

We want to increase the number of hosted events this year to continue the day's incredible success and growth. Currently Califonia has 65 companies and institutions registered to host 67 MFGDay events. We will update our readers regularly on the newest companies to register to host events leading up to October 6.

If you’re curious about what your options are for hosting an event, how to get people to your event, or how you can make MFG DAY work for your company, Go HERE.

 





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Manufacturers can make a difference in the Capitol

Posted by Gino DiCaro, VP, Communications on July 3, 2017

CMTA never stops fighting for manufacturers in California's Legislature and regulatory agencies. One of the biggest challenges is keeping advocacy at the forefront of manufacturers’ thoughts and actions throughout the year.  We need manufacturers to engage on the most pressing issues in the Capitol so policymakers hear from the companies that invest in California and high wage jobs. We encourage active participation in CMTA's Champion advocacy engagement campaigns that range from contacting a legislative office or simply tweeting your company's concerns over an issue.

This week you should show your support for cost-effective climate change policy and a well-designed cap-and-trade system.  There will be an important vote soon on cap-and-trade and we need a chorus of manufacturers driving home the necessity of cost effectiveness in reaching California's new and demanding 2030 climate change goals. 

Click below to watch our 1-minute video on cap and trade and engage on the issue.





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